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Copy of Letter to Mr Batt O Keefe T.D. Minister for Education and Science

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Mr  Batt O’Keefe T.D.

Minister for Education and Science

Office of the Minister for Education and Science

Marlborough Street

Dublin 1

September 9, 2009



Your Ref: 0904527 BC



Dear Mr O Keefe



Further to your letter of 2nd September 2009 – I am writing to clarify our situation.


In your letter you say that “Where a school refuses to enroll a pupil, the school is obliged to inform you as a parent, of your right under Section 29 of Education Act 1998 to appeal that decision to either the relevant Vocational Educational Committee or to the Secretary General of my Department”. St Michaels House Special Needs School, Hacketstown, Skerries,Co. Dublin did not do this. I enclose a copy of the correspondence received from them dated  1st May 2009 – and there is absolutely no mention of the appeal’s process and thus they have failed in their obligation to do this.


We will now appeal their decision.


I will keep you informed of progress in this process.


Thank you for your assistance in this regard.


Yours Faithfully



Tommy Boyle